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German wasps on fennel

Observed: 31st July 2011 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
German wasps on fennel 29.07.2011
Description:

Seen on the cliff tops overlooking Bournemouth Bay.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) interacts

Comments

bobthebirder's picture

plant under the wasps

Don't think this is angelica, which has white flowers. More likely to be wild parsnip.

Bob Ford

Michael Skelton's picture

Plant under wasps

Actually its Fennel. Quite a lot of it on the Bournemouth cliffs. I too would be interested to know about the wasps, which are always plentiful on the fennel. They are smaller than the usual common wasps.

ranon.2011's picture

Wasps on fennel.

Anyone know what type the wasp is?

Janys Hyde's picture

Wasp id

According to the resource I have found to identify the German wasp, it says that the thoracic stripes bulge in the middle.That seems to be apparent in your photo if you zoom in on the top wasp on the plant. I therefore agree with the German wasp id.